The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has joined the call for removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe.
In an interview with The Herald, ZNLWVA chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa hailed SADC for calling for the removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe. Said Mutsvangwa:
As chairman of ZNLWVA, we hail the principled position of Sadc Chairman Hage Geingob (Namibia) on the USA to repeal ZDERA sanctions. We are also most grateful for the strong message of support from our neighbours and brothers of Botswana. We call upon both Washington and Brussels to take heed of this Sadc call to repeal ZDERA and to lift illegal sanctions as was recently propounded in Addis Ababa. Why would any far away nation and regional grouping want to contest the wisdom and judgment of our collective 14 Heads of State and Government on this crucial item? We know of the unsavoury past of slavery, colonial subjugation and resource plunder. We survived painful wars of sacrifice to be rid of those manacles to our hopes of progress and prosperity. We loudly proclaim that as Africans, we are not and we vehemently refuse to be children of a lesser God. We loudly and boldly proclaim that, as Africans.